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First look: Nukeproof Mega 2019 mountain bikes

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 12:18pm
Category: MTB


What a year it’s been for Nukeproof; total domination at the Enduro World Series followed by this, the launch of a new collection of 2019 bikes which we think you’re going to love! 

The new range includes the all-new Mega full suspension bikes, which we’re going to take a look at below. Subtle refinements, upgraded specification and the introduction of a new model are the order of the day for the Mega.

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Nukeproof Mega 2019 range at Chain Reaction Cycles
Nukeproof 2019 bikes range at Chain Reaction Cycles

Starting with the 27.5” wheel Nukeproof Mega bikes, let’s take a quick overview of the range which includes the following:

  • Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon RS – top performance EWS-winning carbon bike with updated geometry and RockShox/SRAM components.
  • Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon Factory – borrowing the same frame as the Carbon RS, the Carbon Factory uses Fox suspension and a Shimano drivetrain.
  • Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon Pro – Nukeproof’s high performance wallet-friendly carbon machine with RockShox suspension and SRAM shifting.
  • Nukeproof Mega 275 Alloy Pro – high performance alloy bike with Enduro World Series pedigree and components from RockShox, SRAM and Mavic.
  • Nukeproof Mega 275 Alloy Comp – incredible value enduro machine with RockShox suspension and SRAM drivetrain.

Let’s take a look at the highlights within the 275 collection…

Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon RS


A real showstopper, the 275 Carbon RS was inspired by Sam Hill’s Enduro World Series winning Mega 275C featuring Sam’s specially requested blueberry paint scheme.

We chatted to Nukeproof Product Manager Steve Jamison about the Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon RS – watch our video:


It features all the latest components from SRAM including the awesome RockShox Lyrik RC2 fork and Super Deluxe RCT shock. This combined with a SRAM XO Eagle drivechain and Michelin Wild Enduro tyres adds up to a race ready package straight out of the box.

Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon RS at Chain Reaction Cycles


Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon Pro


New for 2019, the Mega 275 Carbon Pro brings carbon to the core of the range. Nukeproof wanted to create a bike that was uncompromising, featuring products that would stand the test of time.

Suspension is handled by the very latest RockShox Lyrik RC fork and Super Deluxe RC3 rear shock.

This combined with updated contact points, a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, Michelin Wild Enduro tyres and brand new Mavic Deemax Elite wheels adds up to a great performing and reliable spec list that is more than ready for any round of the EWS.

Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon Pro at Chain Reaction Cycles


Nukeproof Mega 290 highlights

Here’s an overview of the hugely popular 29ers in the new Nukeproof Mega collection, which includes the following:

  • Nukeproof Mega 290 Factory – Nukeproof’s top-end 29er with a Fox 36 fork, custom tuned Fox Float X2 shock and Shimano XT for shifting and braking.
  • Nukeproof Mega 290 Pro – an Enduro World Series-proven frameset paired with SRAM/Rockshox for reliability and a confidence-inspiring ride.
  • Nukeproof Mega 290 Comp – super value and performance package featuring SRAM/RockShox and built around an EWS-proven frameset.

Let’s dive into further detail into a couple of the standout models…

Nukeproof Mega 290 Factory

Nukeproof’s fastest selling model this year gets subtle refinements for the 2019 version. The Nukeproof Mega 290 Factory now features the latest damping technology from Fox with the new Fox 36 Fit Grip 2 fork and Fox Float X2 rear shock with revised internals.

It still features the super reliable Shimano XT drivechain and DT Swiss E1700 wheels. Nukeproof also focused on upgrading the contact points so the bike now features the new Nukeproof Horizon SL saddle and Sam Hill signature grips.

Nukeproof Mega 290 Factory at Chain Reaction Cycles


Nukeproof Mega 290 Pro


Ridden by Team CRC Mavic’s Kelan Grant during the 2018 Enduro World Series, the Mega 290 Pro is a purebred race machine straight out of the box.

Built around a custom, triple butted, hydroformed frameset with Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, the 290 Pro is dripping in top line components including a RockShox Lyrik Charger 2 RC 160mm fork, RockShox Super Deluxe RC3 rear shock, SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain and Mavic Deemax wheels. This all-mountain machine won’t let you down.

Nukeproof Mega 290 Pro at Chain Reaction Cycles


The complete Nukeproof Mega 2019 range

Nukeproof Mega 2019 range at Chain Reaction Cycles
Nukeproof 2019 bikes range at Chain Reaction Cycles


Nukeproof Mega 275 Factory


Nukeproof Mega 275 Comp


Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon Pro


Nukeproof Mega 275 Pro


Nukeproof Mega 275 RS


Nukeproof Mega 290 Comp


Nukeproof Mega 290 Factory


Nukeproof Mega 290 Pro

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